Call for Programming Director

aceartinc. is seeking a new Program Director.

Applications due Monday, October 28. Please send a cover letter and CV to vacancy@aceart.org.

Programming Director will report to the Board of Directors. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and schedule all programming: five annual exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, screenings, events, member activities, etc.
  • Develop and initiate new programming directions within the aceartinc. mandate.
  • Manage Cartae Open School, an alternative learning program.
  • Work closely with the FLUX Gallery Committee.
  • Initiate and pursue the planning of the Indigenous Curatorial Residency Program.
  • Develop policies that support the mandate.
  • Oversee and implement strategic plans with the board of directors.
  • Oversee the project room.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Finance and Administration to achieve goals and pursue the mandate.
  • Manage contract staff, interns, volunteers, and temporary workers in coordination with the Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Conduct studio visits with members and other artists.
  • Solicit submissions for the program and other activities.
  • Liaise with local, national, and international arts organizations for program and partnership development.
  • Coordinate the Regular Exhibition jury.
  • Grant writing, reporting, and budget management.
  • Edit and coordinate all Critical Distance Essays, including the selection of emerging writers and thinkers to write about the five Regular Exhibitions.
  • Edit and manage PaperWait, maintaining this as an annual, high-quality, printed publication.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report to the board on programming updates monthly.

Qualified candidates will have a background in contemporary art, including an applicable combination of education, production, writing, and/or dissemination. They will have experience, education, or training in arts administration. They will have experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations, including volunteer experience. They will have had previous success in grant writing or fundraising experience. They will have excellent time management skills, communication, presentation, and writing skills.

Call for Director of Finance and Administration

aceartinc. is seeking a new Director of Finance and Administration.

Applications due Monday, October 28. Please send cover letter and CV to vacancy@aceart.org.

Director of Finance and Administration will report to the Board of Directors. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • creating, maintaining, and revising the global budget for monthly board approval.
  • Prepare month-end files for the bookkeeper.
  • Administrator payroll, source deductions and tax documents with the bookkeeper.
  • Ensure prompt payment of bills, artist fees, and contract fees.
  • Regularly update CADAC and generate reports when necessary.
  • Meet regularly with the bookkeeper, accountant, financial assistant and Treasurer.
  • Prepare and coordinate year-end.
  • Meet with funding representatives and assist in fundraising.
  • Maintain insurance for the gallery, board directors, equipment, and artists.
  • Arrange any travel, hospitality, etc.
  • Organise the AGM with the board and staff.
  • Prepare and dispatch newsletters.
  • Attend or ensure a gallery host is present at all openings.
  • Work in partnership with the Programming Director to achieve goals and maintain the mandate.
  • Manage contract staff, interns, volunteers, and temporary workers in coordination with the Programming Director.
  • Identify potential partnerships with other organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.

Qualified candidates will have a background in contemporary art, including an applicable combination of education, production, writing, and/or dissemination. They will have the experience, education, or training in arts administration. They will have experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations, including volunteer experience. They will have had previous success in grant writing and/or fundraising experience. They will have excellent time management skills, communication, presentation, and writing skills.

Call for Board Treasurer

The aceartinc. Board of Directors is accepting applications for the position of Treasurer.

Board meetings are held the last Thursday of every month, and some additional work outside of meetings will be required. The total time commitment is approximately 5 hours per month.

Roles of the Treasurer include:

Budget:

  • Meets with the Director and Financial Manager to work on and finalize the annual operating budget.
  • Presents the annual operating budget to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Works with the Director and Financial Manager on preparing and evaluating projections to year-end.
  • Presents the projected budget(s) to the Board of Directors for discussion and approval.
  • Monitors actual revenues and expenses compared to the operating and projected budgets.

Monthly:

  • Reviews the monthly income statement, balance sheet, and general ledger along with any other relevant information provided by the bookkeeper or Financial Manager.
  • Meets with the Director and Financial Manager to discuss any issues or concerns regarding finances and reports to the Board of any irregularities, concerns or opportunities.
  • Presents monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors including income statement and balance sheet.
  • Oversees and signs paycheques to the Director and Financial Manager.
  • Supervises financial transactions, approves invoices and signs cheques.
  • Verifies that expenses are matching approved purchases.
  • Ensures that Current Source Deductions are sent to the Canada Revenue Agency on a monthly basis.
  • Monitors cash flow with the Financial Manager.
  • Review bank statements and credit card statements.

Yearly:

  • Meets with the Director, Financial Manager and bookkeeper to review the year-end information.
  • Meets with the accountant, bookkeeper, Director, and Financial Manager to go over the Review Engagement Report.
  • Presents the Review Engagement Report to the membership at the Annual General Meeting and calls for a motion to approve the Review Engagement Report and to appoint the accountant for the next fiscal year.
  • Confirms that T4 slips are issued to all employees on time.
  • Oversees short and long-term investments and brings forward information to the Board of Directors for approval if required.
  • Works with the Director and Financial Manager to ensure that proper insurance is in place for the organization.
  • With the Director, obtains bridge financing if needed.
  • Verifies that the Annual Return of Information is filed yearly.
  • Ensures the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return has been completed and sent to the Canada Revenue Agency by the end of December.
  • With the Finance Committee, reviews and updates Financial Policies.
  • With the Director and Financial Manager, reviews and updates Financial Procedures.
  • The Finance Committee, ensures procedures and internal controls are in place to eliminate the possibility of fraud.

Please email a short letter of interest and CV to President of the Board of Directors, Seth Woodyard, at president@aceart.org by October 24, 2019.

hannah_g, aceartinc.’s Director to pursue Canada Council funded writing project

 

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that hannah_g has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to work on an experimental art writing project, Critical Fictions. To support her work, the Board Directors of aceartinc. have given hannah a twelve month sabbatical, commencing November 2018.

In addition to implementing the superb annual juried exhibition program of five exhibitions , among other related activities, hannah champions emerging art writers through the Critical Distance writing program. She has been instrumental in directing transformational initiatives at ace such as: The Cartae Open School (co-founded with Jamie Wright and Helga Jakobson), The Flux Gallery (co-founded with Hannah Doucet), the Indigenous Curatorial Residency (with support from Jaimie Isaac, Nikki Little, Jenny Western, ACC-CCA, and NIMAC), and the BIPOC art & culture writing workshop series (with Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs and the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Women & Gender Studies, Noor Bhangu.) The board and staff will miss working with her but enthusiastically await what she fills the next twelve months with…

aceartinc.’s Annual Student Show

call for submissions | deadline 20 March

 

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Annual Student Show call 2015
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Manitoba taking an art class, you are eligible to apply.

Deadline: noon, 20 March 2015
To install and exhibit from 7 to 30 April 2015

Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to hannah_g@aceart.org
Include:
– a one-page artist statement
– an image list
– Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).

Selected artists are eligible to apply for the Scott Wachall Memorial Bursary, a $500 award and opportunity to give a public artist talk about your practice and work.

Annual General Meeting – 11 December, 6:30pm

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Come and get the newest volume of PaperWait – to be launched during the AGM

Since our last AGM, the Board has filled one vacancy and appointed Nicole Flynn as a new director. The membership will vote to ratify this decision.

6 of our current directors have terms that will expire. They are: Andrew Moreau, Andrew Kaplan, Lancelot Coar, Holger Kalberg, Mark Neufeld, Mike VonTiesenhausen. These 6 directors have put their names forward to serve a further two-year term. The membership will vote on whether to re-elect them. 

There are currently up to 3 vacancies on the board. Any interested member can put their name forward, no later than November 26th, if they wish to stand for election. We encourage any interested individuals, especially practicing artists, to apply.

At the AGM we will be presenting:
(i)
 Treasurer’s Report, including ace’s Financial Statements from prior year.
(ii) Election of Directors.
(iii) Appointment of our Accountant.
(iv) President’s Report.
(v) PaperWait vol.16 launch.

2013 Annual General Meeting

12 December, 2013 | 7pm

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aceartinc. will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm, 2nd floor, 290 McDermot Ave.

PaperWait Vol.15 will be available after the AGM. It covers all the 2012/13 program including essays by Darren Stebeleski, Willow Rector, Ben Clarkson, Emily G. Doucet, and Eric LeSage. The limited print edition also features art work by Maegan Broadhurst, cam bush, Matthew Gardiner, Alexander McQuat, and Phomohobes. Come by and pick up your free copy, members, or become a member and get your free copy!

All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The 2013 Annual Report and our review engagement will be presented. There will be cake!

For more information or to RSVP please call (204) 944-9763 or email info@aceart.org

Studio Visits

another great membership perk

The-Artists-StudioThe Artist’s Studio (c1716) by Peter Tillemans.
*Actual studio visit may not be as shown.

 

Studio Visit bookings!

Did you know that your membership at ace entitles you to an annual studio visit from our Co-Directors?

Studio visits take place after 3pm on Fridays and typically last an hour.

To book, please email studiovisit@aceart.org with two preferable dates (at least 2 weeks in advance), your studio address, and a contact phone number.

Welcome Courtney Thompson

new Gallery Assistant

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Courtney R. Thompson repatriated to Winnipeg in 2012 via Chicago after she completed her MA from the Art History, Theory & Criticism program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, winning the sole Fellowship for her department. She has previously worked for The Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Gallery of Calgary and The New Gallery (Calgary, Alberta) and is currently a board member for send + receive: a festival of sound. She regularly contributes art criticism and artist interviews to ArtSlant and Art in Print and has presented papers at symposia across North America. Her research addresses spatial practices and slippages between art, architecture and the visual culture of dwelling. She was born in Winnipeg and despite her nineteen-year absence the winters are exactly as she remembers them.

Landscapes | a call for submissions from artists and art writers | PaperWait vol. 14

 

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Visual artists and art writers are invited to submit to aceartinc.’s annual publication, PaperWait, on the theme of
L A N D S C A P E S.

PaperWait is an annual publication published by aceartinc. that covers our programming year- in this case July 2012 to July 2013. It is primarily made up of the texts produced through our Critical Distance writing program that encourages critical writing and dialogue about contemporary art but it is also an archive of the year’s regular and special programming. Each issue of PaperWait includes an edited section of artist pages and arts writing that provides an opportunity to more artists to have their work included.

Visual Art
-Please submit one image with full title, medium, date and artist’s name.

-The image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb.

Writing
Please submit a synopsis of no more than 400 words for an essay of no more than 1500 words that engages with themes, theories, or artists connected with ‘landscapes’ within the realm of contemporary art.

We are accepting applications by email only- remember to include your email address, phone number and address. Please address them to hannah_g@aceart.org

Deadline, 4pm Tuesday 16th April 2013.